The Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade has shaken up women across the country, as Blavity previously reported. The conversations centering on women losing rights to their bodies and access to safe abortions have caused some eyebrow-raising among communities of color, particularly Black women, who have historically been denied access to safe medical procedures and more throughout the history of America.

Turning the decision to allow abortions over to the states can cause issues across the board, but it will impact Black women at a higher rate. Blavity sat down with Dr. Pierre Johnson, a Chicago-based board-certified OB/GYN to discuss the ways the recent ruling will affect Black women specifically.